A few weeks ago I got to spend the week with some of my favorite people. We fished, cooked and hung out and it was AMAZING! One of the dishes that my sweet friend Shannon made were these Chicken Flautus and they were so good I have to share them with you.
It all started here…
To make these flautus super special Shannon made her own version of Rotel that the chicken would eventually soak up. Honestly I thought she was crazy to make her own and questioned why she wasn’t just using the favorite canned version but she assured me I would understand once I tasted it and she was right.
I don’t think I will ever buy the canned version again.
Now the chicken
To keep things simple we used some leftover chicken breasts we have cooked up in the Instant Pot the day before for tacos. We just shredded the cooked chicken and then put it into the skillet with this amazing Homemade Rotel.
And then we let it cook all the way down until almost all the liquid was gone.
Once it is all cooked down you are left with some of the most flavorful chicken ever…I AM OBSESSED WITH IT!
Now comes the fun
After the chicken is ready to go it is time to get the tortillas ready to roll. To help ensure they do not tear you want to heat them up in a skillet with a little oil so that the corn tortilla is more pliable. You only need 20-30 seconds per tortilla in the pan and then it is time to roll.
Roll…Roll… and roll some more
Once you a few tortillas ready it is time to fill them up and then roll them. It is important to not over fill them as you want them to roll up pretty tight.
Shannon works in batches and will cook up 5-6 flautus at a time. This way the pan doesn’t get too crowded.